Sarto
Dr. Gloria E. Sarto, MD, PhD. Photo by Mike DeVries, The Capital Times
Lindsay Bullock, The Racine Journal Times

When doctors were still almost all men, Racine native Gloria Sarto went to medical school and became an obstetrician and gynecologist.

When poor Chicago women didn't have the means to get to prenatal classes, Sarto bought a bus and brought the classes to them.

When studies showed very little research was being done on women's health, Sarto and others went to Congress and got an Office of Research on Women's Health created within the National Institutes of Health.

And yet, when the 84-year-old recently heard the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health was making an endowed chair in her name, she felt shocked.

"It's hard for me to believe," she said. "I'm very honored to say the least."

UW-Madison officials are fundraising for the chair position now and their efforts have put a spotlight on Sarto's distinguished career — even as she keeps working.

Continue reading, "A life in medicine: Racine native recognized for illustrious career."

Learn more about the Gloria E. Sarto, MD, PhD endowed chair.

Dr. Laurel W Rice

Gloria E. Sarto, MD, PhD
Founder, Director of the Center for Women's Health and Health Disparities Research

310 Midvale
Madison, WI 53705

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